Category: This Week In Black History

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Today, July 23 1900, Pan-African Congress met in London. Among the leaders of the Congress were H. Sylvester Williams, a West Indian Lawyer with a Lo [...]
Francis Lewis Cardozo is the first black person in the U.S. to be elected to a state-wide political position. He was sworn into office on July 22 190 [...]
Mary Church Terrell founded National Association of Colored Women in Washington DC in the year 1896 precisely July 21. National Association of Colore [...]
July 20, 1868, the 14th Amendment, validating citizenship rights for all persons born or naturalized in the U.S., was ratified. On July 20, the 14th [...]
Charlotte M. Manye, a South African, was the first native African to graduate from an American University in 1901. Charlotte was a very good choriste [...]
Patricia Roberts was the first Black woman to serve in the United States Cabinet, and the first to enter the line of succession to the Presidency. On [...]
Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid activist and president of South Africa, was born in Mvezo, South Africa. He was a South African anti-apartheid revolut [...]
Abraham Lincoln accept Blacks for military service in July 17, 1862.  Congress authorized the late President Abraham Lincoln, to accept Blacks for mi [...]
Janelle Penny Commissiong-Chow becomes the first Black Miss Universe on July 16, 1977. A model and beauty queen, she migrated to the United States at [...]
Soul and R&B group, The Main Ingredient reached the number 2 spot on the R&B charts with “Everybody Plays the Fool” on July 15, 1972 and numb [...]
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